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Posted by: Bob Percefull Date: June 29, 2001 at 12:09:25
In Reply to: VALENTINE PIERCEFIELD by Jenny Ellis of 52

Which Valentine are you referring to? The Valentine from the 1860's is:
113. Valentine11 Percifield (Valentine10, Thomas (Percival)9 Perciful, Samuel8 Percival, Jonathan7 Percivall, Samuell6, Samuel5, Richard4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1) was born 1806 in Hardin County Kentucky, and died October 20, 1863 in Lewis County, KY. He married Jane Crawford June 23, 1828 in Greenupsberg, Greenup County, Kentucky, daughter of James Crawford and Virginia Lewellyn. She was born Abt. 1808.

Notes for Valentine Percifield:
Valentine served in the Union Army, Company F 34th Ohio Infantry, and died of lung fever while on furlough.
Children of Valentine Percifield and Jane Crawford are:
       193       i.       Jackson12 Percifield, born 1833.
+       194       ii.       John Percifield, born 1833; died July 24, 1864 in Cumberland, Maryland.
       195       iii.       Mary Percifield, born 1838.
       196       iv.       Margaret Percifield, born 1838.
       197       v.       Nancy Percifield, born 1839.
       198       vi.       Susan Percifield, born 1840.
       199       vii.       George Percifield, born Abt. 1842.
       200       viii.       William Percifield, born Abt. 1844.
       201       ix.       Priscilla Percifield, born November 18, 1849.
       202       x.       Cordelia Percifield, born November 18, 1853.

His father, Valentine was born abt. 1775, the son of Thomas Percival and Sarah Moore:

       42. Thomas (Percival)9 Perciful (Samuel8 Percival, Jonathan7 Percivall, Samuell6, Samuel5, Richard4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1) was born April 15, 1745 in Over Parish, Cheshire England, and died Aft. 1789 in Montgomery County Virginia. He married Sarah Moore December 10, 1765 in Middlewich, Cheshire England. She was born Abt. 1745 in Middlewich, Cheshire, England, and died Aft. 1789 in Virginia.

Notes for Thomas (Percival) Perciful:

Thomas was in America by 1763. Some descendants of Thomas adopted the spelling of "Percifield." He probably lived in Frederick County, Maryland for a short period of time before migrating west to the Monongahela River was about forty miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The earliest known record for Thomas is a 1763 tax list where he is found in the Ayr township of Cumberland County, Maryland. This was just north of the town of Cumberland. He did not own any land at this time.
His brothers Samuel, Richard, and Saml (Peter) came to America about 1769. When his brother, Richard, died around 1771 in Frederick County, Maryland, Thomas inherited five shillings. During the period of 1778 to 1783, Thomas was on military duty as a "Ranger On The Frontier." He is also listed as being in the Invalid Regiment from the Maryland 7th. This was a unit comprised of disabled but capable men who could perform light garrison duty.
Thomas signed a petition to form new counties from Yohagania County, Virginia, which was in existence only ten years (1776-1786). Thomas lived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in March 1781 when it was formed from parts of Virginia. This area was still claimed by Virginia, and the boundary was not finally established until 1786. It was about this time that Thomas and his brother John, moved to southern Virginia and lived near their brother, Samuel. Records exist for Thomas, his brother John, and for William Bruce in Yohogania County and in Augusta County, Virginia as well as Washington County, Pennsylvania. Thomas served until the end of the Revolutionary War and received "Donation Land" for his service. In 1789 he moved to the Walker Creek area, a tributary of New River, of Virginia where his brother Samuel had lived for many years. His brother, John, had moved there by 1782, and his brother, Peter, was there by 1777 when he married. Brother Samuel moved to the Jonesboro area a hundred miles away in 1786. Michael Percifield, a possible cousin, and his wife, Sarah, had lived in the New River area since 1769. Peter moved to Knox County, Kentucky and John went Arkansas in 1808. Jeremiah, a son, who had been there at least since 1785, moved to Knox County, Kentucky in 1800.

Children of Thomas Perciful and Sarah Moore are:
       56       i.       Thomas10 Perciful, born Abt. 1766 in Cumberland County Virginia; died Aft. 1783 in Greene County, Tennessee.

Notes for Thomas Perciful:
Thomas Perciful appears on the 1783 Tax list for Greene County, TN.

+       57       ii.       Jeremiah Percifull, born Abt. 1768 in Cumberland County Virginia; died in Wythe County, VA.
+       58       iii.       William Percifull, born Abt. 1770 in Cumberland County Virginia.
       59       iv.       Sarah Percifield, born Abt. 1771 in Wythe County, Virginia. She married John Anderson; born in Virginia.
+       60       v.       Samuel Percifield, born Abt. 1774 in Grainger, Tennessee; died Aft. 1850 in Brown County, Indiana.
+       61       vi.       Valentine Percifield, born Abt. 1775 in Montgomery County, Virginia; died in Kentucky.

Hope this helps.


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